EP0311980A3 - Thermal printer - Google Patents

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EP0311980A3
EP0311980A3 EP88116866A EP88116866A EP0311980A3 EP 0311980 A3 EP0311980 A3 EP 0311980A3 EP 88116866 A EP88116866 A EP 88116866A EP 88116866 A EP88116866 A EP 88116866A EP 0311980 A3 EP0311980 A3 EP 0311980A3
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thermal head
platen
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Satoshi Kitahara
Osamu Koizumi
Tsugio Shiozaki
Ikuzo Sugiura
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TEC KK
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TEC KK
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Priority to JP15711787U priority Critical patent/JPH0726118Y2/en
Priority to JP157117/87U priority
Priority to JP59824/88U priority
Priority to JP1988059824U priority patent/JPH01163144U/ja
Application filed by TEC KK filed Critical TEC KK
Publication of EP0311980A2 publication Critical patent/EP0311980A2/en
Publication of EP0311980A3 publication Critical patent/EP0311980A3/en
Application status is Ceased legal-status Critical

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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J15/00Devices or arrangements of selective printing mechanisms, e.g. ink-jet printers, thermal printers, specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in continuous form, e.g. webs
    • B41J15/04Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles
    • B41J15/06Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles characterised by being applied to printers having stationary carriages
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J25/00Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for
    • B41J25/304Bodily-movable mechanisms for print heads or carriages movable towards or from paper surface
    • B41J25/316Bodily-movable mechanisms for print heads or carriages movable towards or from paper surface with tilting motion mechanisms relative to paper surface

Abstract

A thermal printer comprises a pair of fixed frames (2) for rotatably supporting a platen (1) which is rotated by a motor (5) and a head unit (16) rotatably supported by the fixed frames through a pair of movable frames (11) and for supporting a thermal head (15). A pair of pinch rollers (10, 62) are rotatably mounted on the fixed frames (2), which are selectively brought to a first operating state to feed a paper sheet (P) to the region between the platen and the thermal head, and a second operating state to feed no paper sheet. The thermal head (15) is selectively moved between a first position, in which it is pressed against the platen, and a second position in which it is disengaged from the platen. The thermal head is moved to the first posi­ tion, at the same time the pinch rollers and moved to the second operating state, while the thermal head is moved to the second position, at the same time the pinch rollers are moved to the first operating state.
EP88116866A 1987-10-14 1988-10-11 Thermal printer Ceased EP0311980A3 (en)

Priority Applications (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP15711787U JPH0726118Y2 (en) 1987-10-14 1987-10-14 Thermal transfer printer
JP157117/87U 1987-10-14
JP59824/88U 1988-05-06
JP1988059824U JPH01163144U (en) 1988-05-06 1988-05-06

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EP0311980A2 EP0311980A2 (en) 1989-04-19
EP0311980A3 true EP0311980A3 (en) 1990-01-03

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EP88116866A Ceased EP0311980A3 (en) 1987-10-14 1988-10-11 Thermal printer

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KR (1) KR910004030B1 (en)

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